Matchmaking SMEs with major CPS platform providers and competence centres, EuroCPS will provide design support to enable rapid development and lower the entry costs for designing and optimising the CPS solutions, leading to new business and innovation opportunities.
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for industrial experiments resulting in at least one of the following:
The products will be designed, constructed and built on EuroCPS platforms, and the work will be carried out in collaboration with at least one of the research and technology organisations or academic institutions forming the network of EuroCPS competence centres.
Three independent experts from different sectors will evaluate eligible proposals. For software and system integration projects, industrial experiments with a high technology readiness level (TRL) are required with a demonstrator prototype as an outcome. For CPS with innovative components projects, proof of concept with emulation and simulation is expected. The maximum duration of the industrial experiment is 12 months.
The expected average cascade funding per applicant is 50,000 euro with a maximum of 70,000 euro for one industrial experiment. Applicants may have more than one experiment funded, with a total funding of all experiments below 150,000 euro. The funding rate is 70% of the budget. Further in-kind support in form of coaching by competence centres and technology access and assistance from platform partners is also provided.
Further information can be found on the EuroCPS website.